Yamaha and the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards

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Artists receive accolades across categories

Yamaha Artist Services, New York is pleased to celebrate its artists in advance of the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards.

Yamaha Artist Gerald Clayton, recipient of three previous nominations, received his fourth in the Best Jazz Instrumental Album Category for his latest release, Life Forum. Pianist Shelly Berg coproduced Gloria Estefan: The Standards, which was nominated for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album. Berg played the Yamaha on the recording alongside the Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra. He was also nominated for Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist for his arrangement of "What a Wonderful World."

Yamaha Artist Danilo Pérez plays as a part of the Wayne Shorter Quartet. Orbit, from their album Without a Net, was nominated for Best Instrumental Jazz Solo. In addition, Yamaha Artist Timo Andres's album Home Stretch was produced by David Frost, nominated for Producer of the Year, Classical.  

These pianists join a rich roster of Yamaha artists throughout a wide variety of genres, including Alicia Keys, JohnLegend, Michael Bublé, Sara Bareilles, Paul McCartney, Joe Bonamassa, Steven Curtis Chapman, Paquito D'Rivera, Randy Brecker, Terri Lyne Carrington, PJ Morton, Dave Koz, Beth Nielsen Chapman, Robin Thicke, Colbie Caillat, Jeff Lorber, Justin Timberlake, Ed Cash, and Chris Tomlin.

"Yamaha pianos, and the artists who choose them, provide a standard of excellence across the breadth of the recording industry," said Yamaha Artist Services Director Bonnie Barrett. "We are thrilled to see these artists recognized by the Recording Academy, and we are proud to support them as they build a rich musical legacy."

The GRAMMYs are set to air on February 12, 2014 on CBS.   


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